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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘A Pandemic Road Map for the Future’

Not an after action review, but future-oriented.

Many people have put the COVID-19 pandemic and all that it entailed behind them. However, we know there will be a future pandemic that will impact the private sector as much as this past one did.

To help organizations plan for that “yet to be named” pandemic, you have a new tool you can find out about by listening to this Disaster Zone podcast: “A Pandemic Roadmap for the Future.”

And, the official “virtual” launch of this pandemic road map is being held online next week. For details and to register, see this link: “A Multi-Sector Guide to Pandemic Economic Resilience.”

Lastly, for more on the podcast topic, see the information below:

“The COVID 19 Pandemic has disrupted much of our society for the last three years. There was an arc to the pandemic. Moving through different phases, from a period of uncertainty to a period of Knowledge and then finally a period of Recovery—which we are still in the midst of. In this podcast we explore how businesses and governments can work in concert with one another to, from an economic standpoint, individually and collectively become better prepared for a future pandemic, understand the steps needed to better respond and recover when the next pandemic comes our way. The person being interviewed is Betz Mayer, a Program Manager at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) who led the effort to establish a Multi-Sector Guide to Pandemic Economic Resilience There are certainly many aspects of this guide that can help businesses of all types better survive and thrive after any future disaster.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.